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, is profoundly stuck. the u.k. has been put on negative watch on three largest credit rating agencies. the european union is britain's largest trading partner, europe's economy remains on prepares you footing despite several months of relative calm and there's a growing debate about whether the u.k. should lead the e.u. earlier this month we covered the "economist" magazine read "good-bye europe, look what happened when britain left the e.u. " i'm pleased to have george osborne back on this program and back at this table. >> thank you very much. >> rose: you're in new york city for a speech at the manhattan institute. >> i did that last night and had some meetings on wall street, seeing them there later. >> rose: so what's your message about the british economy to manhattan institute as well as the mayor and wall street? >> well, the basic message is britain is open for business. if you want to come and invest in a country that is dealing with its problems, cutting its business taxes, providing opportunities for companys to go britain is the place. i think we're doing better. >> rose:
and that is how we got here. that is how the uk got there. on the other hand, as countries get rich, they start increasing education. very educated people tend to not like trial and error. productivity drops and the rate of innovation drops. tavis: you mentioned the uk. how does this notion of "antifragile" apply in a place like egypt right now? >> the way i was complaining about egypt before the arab spring. when you suppress political life -- political life loves volatility. switzerland is a perfect place where you have volatility at the municipal level, but nothing of talk. the exact perfect on stable system is like saudi arabia or egypt. egypt before the arab spring, we had no information for 40 years. no information. a system artificially stabilized and you have hidden risks under the surface and you do not know what they are. that is what happened with the arab spring and now we are seeing things and it may turn into a total mess. the system is fragile last by depriving it from some rigid depriving it of political ofatility -- depriving it political volatility. tavis: doesn't always lead
and to pakistan three years ago has been reunited with her mother in the u.k. in the past couple of hours she arrived at manchester airport. she was taken from her home in greater manchester on her third birthday, found with the help of the pakistani authorities and is understood to be fit and well. the police officer who met her off the airplane has been talking to the bbc. >> she has been reignited at a hotel near manchester airport with her mother. -- she has been reunited at a hotel near manchester airport with her mother. it is a good news story, and this time of the year we are happy that this has come to fruition. >> were you there? >> >> yes, wheat discreetly to occur from the aircraft with a number of extended family. she has been reunited with her mom. clearly, she is 6 years old. she has been in pakistan the past three years, so she is disoriented. she is a bit quiet. she does not speak english at the moment, so will be a long time for her extended family to get to know each other again. but i am sure with the love of the family, it will go well. >> she was taken straight to her mo
of congo. the drc is now back in control -- control. in the uk, starbucks says it will start paying corporation tax. the company has nearly 1/3 of the uk coffee shop market, but has only paid the tax once in the past 15 years. starbucks has been stung by public criticism of its actions. you're watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's program, nearly 25 years after a deadly gas attack, one kurdish town is still trying to identify the scores of people who died. to japan now, where the authorities are trying to figure out how tunnel collapsed on sunday, killing at least nine people. huge concrete slabs in the tunnel smashed on to cars. that started a fire on the main route from tokyo to central japan. we report now on that story. >> only this morning, the mangled wreckage of three vehicles was brought -- early this morning, the mangled wreckage of three vehicles was brought from the tunnel. last came a small delivery truck. the driver had been trapped, but alive. by the time rescuers got to him, he was dead. the collapsed tunnel lies deep in the mountains of centra
differently over here, i think it is probably nine in the uk. >> but 4:00 here, 5:00 here. >> and. >> rose: do they compress it. >> they present it in longer -- in longer form here, it may be 45 minutes there and an hour here. >> yes. >> rose: any other differences? i mean what we will see now, beginning in january, has already been seen? >> that is correct. and how many countries is it only seen in britain or other places simultaneously? >> or just the first run and then it can be seen by whoever wants to see it after? >> yes, i believe it has been sold to 100 and something countries for syndication, but it has been shown in the uk first, followed very quickly in new zealand and in scandinavia and so on but every country has a different release pattern. >> i was just cycling in cambodia and the temples of angkor what. >> which is not an image you want to draw on with a crash helmet. >> and there is a hoard of chinese tourists passing and one stopped and said, mr. carson! >> wow. you loved it. >> absolutely. >> rose: that is great. >> it really is. >> when you look at this series of things, a
. the u.k. government has been explaining his plan to allow same-sex marriage to be able to choose to conduct gay marriages, but the church of england which is against the plan has banned same-sex marriages. a disturbing report was released by the u.s. with the abuse of afghan women despite laws to protect them. one of the many problems the country faces. u.s. forces, that departure comes after a great sacrifice. one of the deadly as battles took place in 2009. it was there in eastern afghanistan, come under assault by 400 fighters. the events have been captured in a new book titled the outpost. he spoke to me a brief time ago. jay, you cover the politics in afghanistan. >> i was covering the war from the comfort of the white house and it is all very political, churning out troop numbers and it seemed a little cold. and when my son was born, my son jack was born, i looked up and he was a day old and there is this report of the combat outpost being attacked, the bottom of three steep mountains. i was holding my son hearing about eight other sons taken from this world and that moment
. >> a final resting place is here. her husband brought her body from the u.k. and expected it redid inspected earlier. the service is -- inspected it earlier. the service is held privately. most families have a loved one living or working abroad. this is a tragedy that has struck home. they wonder what caused her death. there is anger and anguish and many unanswered questions. shirva, southern india. >> we are turning now to newtown connecticut. most affected is the parents, brothers and sisters of those shot dead. it had a ripple of flex -- ripple effects throughout this town. he grew up there and realizes his community will never be through this town. like i'm so proud of where and how i could up and all the activities. if kept everyone so united. -- it kept everyone so united. we would speak in here and eat a ton ton of candy. i wanted to bring my wife here. everything is clearly around the schools and kids. that is the hard thing. the experience of growing up is what newtown is essentially all about. the joke around town is that they are great officers but we say they're just babysitters.
, the u.k., and the u.s. >> make no mistake. for u.b.s. traders, the manipulation of libor is about getting rich. as one broker told a derivatives trader, you are getting bloody good at this game. think of me when you are on your yacht in monaco, won't you? >> it is a 1 billion pound fine too much or too little or about right? >> it is not about the fine. what we have got to see is criminal sanctions. the money is tax deductible. certainly the government is amending to make sure if the money goes to good causes and not back to the regulator, but it has to be about sanctions. >> it was so systematic it is now impossible to have confidence in any of the main libor prices over the next few years. libor rates underpinned trillions of dollars, and as they start to sue, they will be looking for a huge damages that could turn out to be a multiple, even of the huge bank finance. more than a dozen big banks are being investigated for rate rating. earlier this year barclays was hit with one for 90 million pounds in fines and penalties. -- 190 million pounds in fines and penalties. vice we had
. >> what would happen at 11:11 this morning uk time when the cycle was due to end? with the world and as well? no was the answer. live television coverage of the mayan heartland in mexico continued uninterrupted except for a poorly timed phone call. if they were disappointed by the anticlimax in this french town, it did not show. the local mountain was supposed to be a safe haven as the world ended with aliens poised to with the believers to safety. the aliens never turned up -- at least not the real ones. >> it is not the end of the world, but that does bring to this program to a close. for the next week and a half, you will continue to get all the day's news from our colleagues in london, and we will be back on january 2. until then, have a wonderful holiday season. we will see you in 2013. >> make sense of international news. bbc.com/news. >> funding for this presentation is made possible by -- the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu newman's own foundation and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry
billion penalty for its role in the manipulation scandal. in june, u.k. regulators slapped britain's barclays bank with a $450 million fine for similar charges. >> susie: u.s. regulators may be near an end to an anti-trust investigation of google's internet search results. at issue is whether google manipulates results of its internet search engine to hurt competitors. it was accused of unfairly promoting its shopping and travel services over those of others. google denies it used its dominance in the search business to hurt rivals. the federal trade commission is expected to wrap up the probe by the end of the year. and why a new program to help student loan borrowers could on another front google allowed its google maps app to be used on apple iphones, ths has been a real controversial issue, as you know. and now apple iphone users will have access to that and it's not just about getting directions. a lot of revenues are involved here, advertising revenues, huge, enormous. >> big news. >> tom: it was. three months in the making, of course, when apple unleashed its new iphone it
and played a key role in the space race. but in recent years, japan, europe and the uk have all ended the practice, leaving the u.s. and gabon the only two nations that allow scientists to conduct tests on chimpanzees, but maybe not for long. >> if this committee had been tasked to do what it was asked to do five years from now, we probably would have said there is no longer any need for the use of chimpanzees. >> reporter: jeffrey kahn is a professor of bioethics at johns hopkins university. he chaired a blue ribbon committee for the institute of medicine that took a hard look chimpanzee testing in the u.s. as the outcry from animal rights activists reached a crescendo. >> we did acknowledge that from the perspective of this committee, the fact that chimpanzees are very close to humans gives them a different status. >> reporter: in late 2011, the committee laid out strict guidelines for chimp testing: the research must be done only when it's lifesaving, it can't be done ethically in humans, there are no other models, and the animals are socially and humanely housed. when the report a
a e-mail from one of the chefs from new york last week back in the u.k. saying "chef ramsey, the chefs in new york want the meat off your bones." >> rose: (laughs) >> so they're getting ready. >> rose: you said have at he? >> yeah, i think -- you know, i'm 38 years of age, i'm far from my sell-by date and i'm very passionate about what i do and i -- i know what it takes to get it right. >> rose: what is it most people don't understand about getting it right? >> good question. they take customers for granted and they don't feel that level of confidence from day one. and wlp it's a fine dining experience or a restaurant you have to understand the word long jeffty and understand putting that confidence in the customers. the first visit is crucial but the second, third and fourth is absolutely paramount. not becoming too fussy and in a way understanding the customers' needs where very few chefs ever get to put themselves in the customers' perspective. >> is it 50% food and 50% that? that whole other thing beyond food? >> it's a balance and, you know, understanding that sort of fine attenti
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